Etymology:Gr. masc. n. [ἱστός]histos, web, tissue; N.L. neut. adj.lyticum, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. neut. adj. [λυτικόν]lytikon, able to loose, dissolving; N.L. neut. adj.histolyticum, tissue-dissolving
homotypic synonym, not validly published, basonym of name in Approved Lists
Clostridiumhistolyticum is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Clostridium.
On the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names (Amended Edition), the title of the publication by Weinberg and Séguin (1916) is erroneously cited as "Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Séances (sic), Paris".Publication:
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.